Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window

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Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window

Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute instructor Dennis Atherton, RDCS, RCS, RRT, FASE, demonstrates how to transition from the parasternal cardiac window to the apical window using your parasternal image to guide you. Learn how perform Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window as well as many other tips and tricks in the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course (July 17-21, 2017)Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course (July 17-21, 2017) is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course is taught by leading echocardiography experts, and includes comprehensive lectures, interactive case studies using an audience response system, and extensive hands on scanning featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models for the most hands on scan time.

  • The Most Comprehensive Adult Echo Course Available
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • 271 Cases Covering Common Pathologies
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Ability to Scan Live Models with Normal Anatomy & Pathologies
  • Human Heart Cadaver Lab to Visualize Disease

Topics:

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: Parasternal, Apical, Subcostal, and Suprasternal Windows
  • 2D Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Fundamentals
  • Color Doppler: Evaluation sites & normal flow patterns
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Doppler Evaluation of MVD and AVD
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
  • Live Scanning Demonstrations

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations.
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician).
  3. Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques.
  4. Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements
  5. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy.
  6. State the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  7. Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses.
  8. List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician).
  9. List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging.
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

CREDITS:

40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 40 MOC point(s)
37.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
34.25  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Course. This course is available as a live, blended, and online course

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FACULTY:

Christie Hill Jordan, BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE
Manager, Echo Lab
North Florida Heart Cardiovascular Physicians
Gainesville, FL
Diane Debich-Spicer, PA (ASCP)
University of Florida,
Department of Pediatric Cardiology,
Pathologists’ Assistant, Research Assistant,
Gainesville, FL
Richie Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, FASE, FSDMS
Program Director and Clinical Coordinator
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT
Board of Directors for
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
Daniel Bourque MS, RCS, FASE
Orlando Regional Medical
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

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Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses are designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations. Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course are taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL 

  • The Most Comprehensive Vascular Ultrasound Course
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • Lecture & Instruction by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts

Carotid Topics

  • Doppler & Color Fundamentals
  • Carotid Anatomy & Physiology
  • Normal Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Disease Progression & Stenosis Assessment
  • Carotid Imaging Pitfalls
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Evaluation & Measurement of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Carotid Abnormalities
  • How to Structure a Report

Peripheral Vascular Topics:

  • Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques & Normal Characteristics
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation of LE, UE DVT
  • Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
  • Types of Vein Ablation Procedures
  • Pre-Procedure Mapping
  • Post-procedure Mapping
  • LE Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Exam & Indirect Testing
  • Direct Testing & Duplex Scanning
  • Live Demo: Arterial Duplex of Lower Arterial Disease

Carotid Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  6. List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  7. Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  8. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  9. Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.
  10. Apply diagnostic criteria for accurate interpretation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations

Peripheral Vascular Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
  6. State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
  7. Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
  8. Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
  9. State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
  10. Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses Faculty:

William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vice President
Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc.
Venice, FL
Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
Vascular Consultant,
Vass, NC
Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS
Ultrasound Consultant, Littleton, CO
Commercial Relationships to disclose:
President & Owner- Summer Publishing
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL
Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Click or Call.  Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging | 727.363.4500

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course

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Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Courses provide participants with a strong foundation to perform core and advanced point of care ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice guidelines. These unique emergency ultrasound hands-on courses course incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms. Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 

  • Comprehensive ACEP Ultrasound Topics
  • Extensive Hands On Scanning with 3:1 Ratio
  • Case Log Provided Documenting 85+ Exams
  • Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Select Specialized Emergency/Critical Care Tracks
  • Increase Diagnostic and Scanning Skills

Intro Topics

    • Imaging Fundamentals
    • OB-GYN Anatomy/Exam
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • OB Cases & Abortion
    • Fundamentals of Needle Guidance
    • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
    • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
    • FAST & E-FAST Exam
    • Focused 2D Cardiac Exam (FATE)
    • Biliary & Renal Colic
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Evaluation of DVT
    • Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest and Shock & Hypotension
    • Ultrasound Guided Procedures: Pericardiocentesis, Paracentesis, Hemothorax, Lumbar Puncture, ET
    • Training and Credentialing

ADVANCED TOPICS (Choose Your Track)

  • Sonography in Shock & Source of Sepsis (Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, Appendix, Bowel Obstruction, Peritonitis & Abscess, Pylonephritis)
  • Fluid Responsiveness in the Critically Ill
  • Advanced Non-Cardiac Chest (Sinuses, Larynx, Trachea, Lung & Pleura)
  • Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Vascular Access
  • Interactive Case Studies

CRITICAL CARE TRACK:

  • 1. Cardiac Doppler & Focused Calculations
  • 2. Echo Assessment of Cardiomyopathies & Heart Failure
  • 3. Mitral Insufficiency & Complications
  • 4. Guidelines for Appropriate Use of Ultrasonography by the Intensivist

EMERGENCY MEDICINE TRACK:

  • 1. Sonography of the Acute Scrotum
  • 2. Advanced EM Applications (Evaluation of Soft Tissue for Abscess, Foreign Body Detection, MSK Applications, Evaluation of Bony Cortices, Ocular Emergencies)
  • 3. Nerve Blocks in the ED (Forearm, Femoral, and Ankle Blocks)

Intro Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations.
  2. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls.
  3. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax.
  4. Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, female pelvis, and adult heart.
  5. State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock, and hypotension
  6. Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, hemothorax, lumbar puncture, and ET placement.
  7. Demonstrate protocol for focused evaluation of DVT.
  8. Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, female pelvis, first trimester OB, and ectopic pregnancy.
  9. Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Advanced Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound examinations.
  2. Identify Sonographic Characteristics Associated With Abdominal Sepsis Involving The Hepatobiliary, Renal, And GI Systems.
  3. Outline indications and applications of color Doppler in the emergency and critical care setting.
  4. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the lung, ocular, soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, and bony cortices in the emergency department. (EM track)
  5. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for peripheral vascular access.
  6. State principles of spectral and cardiac Doppler fundamentals and apply quantitative methods to evaluate acute valvular abnormalities (critical care track).
  7. Recognize the sonographic appearance of individual nerves and list the advantages provided when ultrasound is used for performing regional nerve blocks. (EM track)
  8. Evaluate fluid responsiveness in the critically ill patient.
  9. Perform testicular ultrasound and recognize acute abnormalities. (EM track)
  10. Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course Faculty:

Rob Reardon, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist
James Mateer, MD, RDMS
Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Alexander B. Levitov, MD, FCCP, FCCM, RDCS
Eastern VA Medical School,
Dept. of Internal Medicine,
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Norfolk, VA
Disclosures: Equipment support from SonoSite, GE Healthcare, Zonare & ImaCor
Honorarium: SonoSite
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Andreas Dewitz MD, RDMS, FACEP
Vice Chair for Ultrasound Education
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Daniel Bourque MS, RCS, FASE
Orlando Regional Medical
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Click or Call. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course | 727.363.4500

 

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course (8/21-8/22)

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Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound:

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course (8/21-8/22) is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge and competence to perform and interpret pediatric ultrasound examinations in an Emergency or Critical Care setting. Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course is taught by leading pediatric emergency and critical care ultrasound experts and includes lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live pediatric models and inanimate phantoms.

  • Available as a Live, Online, Webinar and Blended Course (Online + Scan Workshop)
  • 3:1 Participant to Instructor Bedside Scanning Ratio (The Best in the Ultrasound Industry)
  • Additional Training Videos, and Books are also available to assist in your training
  • ACCME Accredited
  • Instruction by Leading Pediatric Ultrasound Experts
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Follows ACEP and WINFOCUS Ultrasound Guidelines
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • Log of 30+ Pediatric Ultrasound Examinations
  • Free Pre-Course Webinar on Imaging Fundamentals

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course Credits:

  • 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Approved for 16 MOC point(s)
  • 16 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course Topics:

  • E-FAST
  • Pediatric Urinary Tract, GI Applications
  • Pediatric Abdominal Case Studies
  • Head and Neck
  • Soft-Tissue & MSK Applications
  • Scrotal Ultrasound
  • Advanced Thoracic Applications
  • Lung Imaging, Trachea
  • BLUE/FALLS Protocol
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Vascular Access
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Focused Cardiac Assessment of the Pediatric Patient
  • Shock & Hypotension: RUSH Protocol
  • How to Start an Ultrasound Program
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret pediatric emergency and critical care ultrasound examinations.
  2. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
  3. Identify normal imaging characteristics of the pediatric urinary tract and recognize commonly seen pathology associated with renal disease and the GI tract in infants and children.
  4. Demonstrate protocols for evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST).
  5. Demonstrate ultrasound protocols for evaluation of pneumothorax, pneumonia and endotracheal tube placement.
  6. List the benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures such as vascular access and lumbar puncture.
  7. Perform a focused cardiac ultrasound examination on a pediatric patient.
  8. List the benefits of soft-tissue and MSK ultrasound in the pediatric patient.
  9. Perform testicular ultrasound and recognize commonly seen abnormalities (optional session).
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course Faculty:

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Stephanie Doniger, MD, RDMS, FAAP, FACEP
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Bret P. Nelson, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/courses/about.asp?course=1100/Pediatric-Emergency-and-Critical-Care-Ultrasound | 727.363.4500